Climate Change Discourse, Rights, and the Poor
Climate change as a scientific issue is now a widely accepted global challenge. Narratives of climate change are becoming central to development discourse, and increasingly frame understandings of other global challenges, such as poverty and health.
In this project we ask how the new climate change narratives affect approaches and responses to the poor and their rights, particularly as regards their social rights related to resources profoundly affected by climate change impacts such as water and food. We focus our analysis on the international development discourse as well as a concrete country, South Africa, in partnership with scholars who are currently involved in building new knowledge on the issues.
Project proposal: Climate Change Discourse
With this project, we aim to:
- strengthen the competence of Norway as it increasingly becomes a key player on the relations between climate and poverty;
- improve the knowledge base on Norway's bilateral relations with South Africa;
- contribute to a better understanding of the challenges for development aid cooperation to be responsible towards both the environment and the poor;
- build partnerships with South African scholars and generate possible input for similar debates on the continent.
Project document site (project members only)
Project members outside CMI:
Kjersti Fløttum, Prof., Dept of foreign languages, University of Bergen
Jackie Dugard, Ex. Dir., Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)
Patrick Bond, Dir., Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie
Fighting corruption in anti-deforestation programmes: The case of REDD+
CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice
Jackie Dugard, Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Siri Gloppen
The implementation record of truth commissions’ recommendations in Latin America
The Global Legacy of Truth Commissions
The International Protection Alternative in Refugee Law: Treaty basis and scope of application under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol
Legal pluralism and fragmented sovereignties: legality and illegality in Latin America
The Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America